How to Remove Completely

Every time I launch the browser, the website appears automatically as my default homepage. I just cannot reset it back to my favorite one and I notice that there are many pop ups showing on the webpage, most of which warn that my PC performance is poor and I am recommended to download some software to repair it. This really annoys me. My computer system is Win7 64 bits and IE browser is my frequent used browser. How to can I get rid of the problem? Please give me some suggestion.

Know about is a website that is supported by redirect virus. It has an appearance similar to other legitimate websites so that computer users won¡¯t suspect its safety and believe it is a helpful site. However, it is actually a tool designed to trick PC users into taking it as the default search engine and browser homepage to help criminals to increase the artificial traffic and boost affiliate payments by forcing users to visit random advertising websites. Different ads are displayed under the search box to make it attractive. As soon as you send search query to the toolbar and click to make a search, loads of sponsored links and third- party websites may bombard the screen immediately. It tries to make users believe its fraud by exaggerating the risks computer faces and consequences of the threat using error messages and false warnings. Besides, this redirect virus will constantly pop up sorts of advertisements on your browsers, urging you to download some unknown files, toolbars, or security software. You should not rashly click on that advertisements, for any click on them could lead to invasion of other malware like Trojan, spyware and adware.

Even though you purchase its full version to help fix threats, it turns out that nothing works out. It will automatically download and install some unwanted programs, which may slow down your system performance. You may fail to open the frequently-used sites, such as Yahoo mail and Twitter, because your browser has been messed up by the redirect virus. What¡¯s more, this hijacker corrupts DNS setting and reinstallation of the browser cannot get rid of the virus and make the browser run properly. As you can see, the threat can compromise your web browser and change your default search engine and homepage, remove it from your computer the sooner the better.

To protect your computer and your private information, please remove immediately as soon as your computer is infected by it. If you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker, you can download a profession malware remover.

Consequences of Being Infected by the Browser Hijacker

1. This redirect virus can install itself on your browsers without any consent and automatically modify the browser settings.

2. helps other malicious third-party malware get into computer via browser.

3. Malware or spyware can be prompted by these unwanted popups and suspicious links.

4. The affected web browsers often run very slowly and even stop responding.

5. Your personal information like usernames, passwords may be collected and sent to the remote cyber criminals.

How to Remove Browser Hijacker Step by Step?

Since the manual removal is much more complicated than automatic way such as using an automatic removal tool, inexperienced users are not suggested to use. Users who are not very familiar with computer mechanism should be careful when employing manual method. The following are the steps to manually remove redirect virus (Please be very careful during the removal process, especially when dealing with the files and registry entries):

Step one: set the default homepage back
For Internet Explorer:
1. Click on Browser Tools
2. Select Manage Add-Ons on the tools window
3. Click Search Provider 
4. Here you can see many kinds of search engine option as Bing and Google, select your favorite one to be a default homepage.
5. Choose Search Results and click on Remove icon to eliminate it
6. Click Tools, select Internet Options and then the General tab. Here you can option a website you like and save it. 
c. Select the unwanted address and click ¡®Remove¡¯ to remove it;
For Google Chrome:
1. Open Customize and control
2. Click on Settings
3. Select on Basic Options icon
4. Here you can reset your homepage (£©
5. Once you choose a default homepage, click on Manage Search Engines and then click Google to be your default search engine.
6. Remove it from the browser by clicking and then the X¡¯ mark
For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Click Manage Search Engine 
2. Select Search Results and then click Remove option, click OK 
3. Open Tools, under the General tab, set as default homepage 
Step two: locate related files of the redirect virus and remove them from the computer
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll
Step three: Remove Cookies on all Browsers
Internet Explorer:
a. Click options on the browser and then choose Internet Options 
b. Open General tab, click Delete Browsing History to remove all related cookies
c. Select cookies and click Delete
a. Click option
b. Select Privacy and then click on Remove Individual Cookies icon
c. Delete relevant cookies list on the box
Google Chrome:
a. Click option
b. Open Under the Bonnet tab
c. Select Privacy and then click Clear browsing data 
d. Delete all cookies 
Step four: Remove Malicious Registry 
a. Open Registry Editor on the start menu
b. Type in Regedit and click OK
c. Remove all the following registry entries 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ¡°CertificateRevocation¡± = ¡®1¡¯
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments ¡°SaveZoneInformation¡± = ¡®0¡¯

Conclusion is closely associated with an adware and browser hijackers. Once it succeeds in loading on the workstation of the computer by the help of dishonest ads embedding in spam email attachments and hacked websites, it will attach unwanted add-ons, plug-ins as well as extensions to the browser. It is extremely annoying when you open your web browser and pops up automatically. It is difficult to get rid of the page, even if you reinstall the browser or reset the browser setting. Even worse, it can harvest your privacy, including personal identifiable information, online shopping account information, online bank information and credit card details. To get rid of such annoyance, you can follow the guide provided above or simply use a powerful malware removal tool.

Note: It requires sufficient computer skills to perform the manual removal of this redirect virus. If you still don¡¯t clearly know how to manually remove the threat after reading the guide above, please download and use an automatic removal tool instead.